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Richard Dean
Richard DeanFall LeavesRichard Dean, 96 of Kenton, died peacefully Tuesday morning February 23, 2021 at his home.

He was born in a log cabin near Meeker to the late Howard and Grace (Stiverson) Dean. He was also preceded in death by a son: Howard Hugh Dean, siblings: Jack (Donna) Dean, Virginia Dean (James) Wiseman and Doris (Foy) Shoewalter.

Dick was a 1942 graduate of the Meeker High School. He had previously worked at Whirlpool, was part owner of the former Schwaderer Farm Supply in LaRue, sold Nachurs fertilizer, sold Cargill seed and had done custom combining for area farmers. But the constant work in his life was farming and building homes, he had built 4 of his own homes.

Dick was a member of the Silver Creek Methodist Church near Kenton. He was a member of the Moose Lodge at Indian Lake; he also had a passion for watching high school sports.

Surviving is his wife: Marcia Ann (Carey) Dean, they were married August 28, 1978 in Marion, also surviving are his children: Dixie Kay (Bill) Akers of LaRue, Douglas Richard (Rebecca) Dean of Richwood, Dale Alan Dean of LaRue and Vicki Ann (Gene) Elkins of Kenton

Grandchildren: Wayne Akers, Shane Akers, Shannon (Rita Miley) Akers, Kandi Akers, Danny and Chris Mustaine, Maryann (Josh) Holtschulte, Sarah (Josh) Scott, Micah Dean, Christina (Christopher) Jadlos, Travis (Jade) Elkins, Kelsie, Linsey and Chandler Elkins

Great grandchildren: Justin (Chelsea) Akers, Kody Akers, Jason Akers, Arika (Kyle) Brown, Xavier and Livana Holtshulte, Zoe and Isaac Scott, Chloe, Brennan and Cohen Dean, Raina Jadlos, Dawson and Canyon Elkins

Great great grandchildren: Levi, Mia, Harley and Rhett Akers, Mallorie, Emalynn and Karter Brown

Brother: Howard (Susan) Dean of Waldo

Dick’s first wife and the mother of his children: Mary K. (James) Hughes and her husband Dale of LaRue

Public Graveside services will be held Saturday February 27, 2021 at 11:00 am at the LaRue Cemetery, Pastor Mark Bishop will officiate. Private calling hours will be held.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.  

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Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 8:34 PM


#2 from: Brian E. Napper
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 11:36 PM

I am sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts are with you tonight.

#3 from: Michael & Diane Leibold
Marion, Ohio
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 12:46 PM

To the family of Dick Dean, Rick and Becky and your Brother and Sister. Please accept our condolences for this time. Your family was a large part of our childhood and great memories were formed by this.

Condolences from all the Leibold Family, Donna, Rick, Mary Jane, Barbara, Mike and John.      

#4 from: Brad & Gretchen
New Bloomington
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 2:04 PM

Marcia & family,
Thinking of all of you in your time of grief. Dick was a wonderful man with an amazing mind!! He will be missed by many, Brad enjoyed visiting with Dick and we love farming for you both. Our prayers are with you.
Brad & Gretchen

#5 from: Robyn White
Marion, Ohio
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 5:14 PM

Vicki and family. So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers

#6 from: Jim Forry. ,Sr & Patricia Lee
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 10:52 PM

To Dixie and family,
So sorry for your loss.

#7 from: Mary Lee
Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 5:44 PM

Sincere condolences to Dick's family. He has had a long and productive life and has left a wonderful family as his legacy.

#8 from: Jerri cowen
Kenton, ohio
Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 8:26 PM

Richard had a heart of gold I will miss him.Prayers for his wife and family.

#9 from: Ruth Stiverson
Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 9:25 AM

I just received word today of the passing of Dick; my condolences to his family and friends. I remember Dick growing up as we visited his parents (Aunt Grace & Uncle Howard); he was always busy farming; something he enjoyed very much! Rest in God's arms, Dick!

#10 from: Robert Stiverson Jr.
Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 9:57 AM

Sorry for your lost.  We have many found memories.  He will be missed.

#11 from: Christie(Dilsaver) Hunter
Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 8:48 AM

Dixie and family, sending my condolences and my prayers for your family

#12 from: Jerry Turner
Kenton Ohio
Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 7:24 PM

So sorry to hear that Richard passed away. Please know your in my prayers .Remember the good times to help get through and know he will be with you always. Richard was a good man and will be missed by many

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